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humidity control-summer vs winter - cberistain - 08-04-2022

should I leave the settings on the autosense11 to automatic/heated all year 'round? summer here and it is hot/humid .. hot air is uncomfortable .. hoping just to turn all that stuff off...
thanks
charlie


RE: humidity control-summer vs winter - Sleepster - 08-04-2022

Do whatever feels comfortable and works for you. If you don't need a humidifier and a heated hose, that's just that much less hassle.


RE: humidity control-summer vs winter - Jeff8356 - 08-04-2022

Can't hurt to try the change.

I leave mine set the same year round.  Inside my house it's usually the same humidty all the time regardless of season.  The temps var but never enough to make me want to change the machine temp.  My settings are on manual so that may make a difference.


RE: humidity control-summer vs winter - mesenteria - 08-05-2022

As a general rule, houses where it gets below 15 deg F normally reduce humidity in the winter so that moisture doesn't condense and cause problems on poorly insulated floors, walls, and windows.  If your drapes have condensate, or worse, frost, on them, you got a whole nuther problem.  Wink  It may mean that your bedroom air is somewhat drier than it would be six months later.  If you get static discharge at times when you touch light switches, your house is a bit too dry, and you would want extra humidity from your machine....but not necessarily.  It would take some 'dialing in' because all that moisture coming up the tube added to what you exhale normally is going to brush past cold windows.

I live in the PNW.  It's humid enough year round that I have my settings very low.  I go through a full RESMED reservoir in three or four days.

Basically, you don't want water building up from condensation in the nadir of your hose, wherever that might be, and certainly not in your mask.  You don't want a dry, bleeding nose or epiglottal tissues either.  So, tweak it and it should be good.


RE: humidity control-summer vs winter - Jeff8356 - 08-05-2022

(08-05-2022, 12:15 AM)mesenteria Wrote: As a general rule, houses where it gets below 15 deg F normally reduce humidity in the winter so that moisture doesn't condense and cause problems on poorly insulated floors, walls, and windows.

mesenteria bring up an excellent point.  When it gets real cold outside the  less humidity you will need inside.  I had that isssue last winter with my newer low-e windows building up condensation.  Had to turn down the whole house humidifier.


RE: humidity control-summer vs winter - CorruptAlligator - 08-05-2022

I can only suggest trying out different settings yourself if curious. If you are doing fine with current settings, no need to change.

Do you have AC on indoors and what is the humidity indoors? You want good level of humidity so that your sinus doesn't get inflamed from dryness. Some people are more sensitive to this than others. This is something you'd have to keep an eye out for and see if you experience any improvements or negative effects from setting changes.

Roughly 50% humidity is ideal for most people I've heard.


RE: humidity control-summer vs winter - cberistain - 08-05-2022

(08-05-2022, 09:07 AM)CorruptAlligator Wrote: I can only suggest trying out different settings  yourself if curious.  If you are doing fine with current settings, no need to change.

Do you have AC on indoors and what is the humidity indoors?  You want good level of humidity so that your sinus doesn't get inflamed from dryness.  Some people are more sensitive to this than others.  This is something you'd have to keep an eye out for and see if you experience any improvements or negative effects from setting changes.

Roughly 50% humidity is ideal for most people I've heard.

thanks , I'll turn them off for the rest of the summer.. ... in summer I seem to use about    1//2 the water that I use in the winter. In winter, many days the tank is empty in the morning .. in summer, it is 1/2 full in the morning.


RE: humidity control-summer vs winter - djont57 - 08-05-2022

I remove my water tank in the summer; even MN gets humid in the summer.